Archive for August, 2011

Let’s Party!

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011


It’s party time! Celebrate with Katie L. the elephant as she cuts the ribbon and welcomes you to KDLville, KDL’s new early literacy play space. Families with children ages 6 and under are invited to have fun with crafts, games, balloon animals, face painting, and a dance party. And what’s a party without dessert? Come enjoy a piece of our special KDLville cake!

KDLville Ribbon-Cutting Parties will take place at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, August 9 at the Plainfield Township branch and at 10:30 AM on Saturday, August 27 at the Spencer Township branch.

KDLville is an interactive early literacy learning center where young children and their caregivers can play, grow, and read. The spaces contain a variety of fun, developmentally appropriate activities that focus on different skills that will help children get ready to read.  Some examples might include a puppet theater, a play grocery store, a train table, pre-writing games, etc.  The activities will be rotated so patrons will get fresh experiences every couple of months. Promotional materials that contain caregiver education on reading readiness will also be provided in the play spaces.

Come celebrate with us!

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Upcoming Fiction for Teens

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Click here to place your holds on the hottest upcoming teen titles!

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Digital Bookmobile Visits KDL!

Monday, August 1st, 2011

If you want to learn more about the library of the future, plan to visit the OverDrive Digital Bookmobile when it makes a stop at KDL. Check out the nationally touring vehicle, a 74-foot, 18-wheel tractor-trailer, and learn how to download books and audiobooks from KDL. The Digital Bookmobile will visit the Grandville branch from 1:00 – 6:00 pm on Monday, August 22 and the Wyoming branch from 1:00 – 6:00 pm on Tuesday, August 23.

Come enjoy interactive demonstrations, high-definition instructional videos and a Gadget Gallery, which shows the various devices that work with this technology. The bookmobile is equipped with broadband Internet-connected PCs, high-definition monitors, premium sound systems, and a variety of portable media players, all of which will help visitors explore KDL’s download service. Attendees can even register to win a new Nook eReader!

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Hear Stories From Around the Globe

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Looking for something fun (and free!) for the family to do on Thursday night? Come hear Stories From Around the Globe, taking place at 6:30 pm on August 4 at the Byron Township Hall, located at 8085 Byron Center Ave.  Storyteller Karen Libman will bring stories alive from around the world. It’s sure to be a wonderful evening for people of all ages.

Karen Libman is a professional storyteller, performing frequently at festivals, museums and schools. She is also a theatre professor, stage director, and writer.

We hope to see you there!

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August Hot Titles

Monday, August 1st, 2011

If you want it, we’ve got it! At KDL, we are committed to providing the popular materials that you would like to read, listen to, or view.  Look what’s new this month:

Back of Beyond by C.J. Box
The Ideal Man by Julie Garwood
Kill Me If You Can by James Patterson
Jane Eyre (DVD)
Paul (DVD)
Soul Surfer (DVD)

Place a hold on one today. Enjoy!

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